American Silversmiths

Carew Clarke
(Abt 1668-1759)
Ann Dyer
(Abt 1672-After 1731)
Samuel Dunn
Ann Clarke
Cary Dunn


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1. Ann Atkinson

Cary Dunn
  • Born: 11 Jun 1732, Newport RI
  • Marriage (1): Ann Atkinson on 1 Nov 1754 in Newport RI

  General notes:

Silversmith (tentative identification)

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked in 1759-1776 as a silversmith in New York City NY with a shop on Crown Street. When the British occupied the city, he fled to Morristown NJ. 28
  • Made freeman of New York City NY, 1765. 28

  • Bowl, c 1770-1780
    Private Collection
    d: 7 1/4"
    wt: 13oz
    Engraved C * L

  • Tankard, c 1770
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 7 7/16"
    d: 5 9/16"
    wt: 34 oz. 8 dwt
    Engraved on lid RLM in a floral cartouche. The collection also has a pair of tumblers with identical engraving.
  • He worked in 1776-1782 as a silversmith in Morristown NJ 28
  • He worked in 1782-1783 as a silversmith in Newark NJ 28
  • Advertised in the New Jersey Journal, 19 Nov 1782, announcing that he "has removed from Morristown to Newark and carries on his business as usual in all its different branches.''
  • He worked in 1784-1786 as a silversmith in New York City NY 28
  • Advertised in the New-York Packet (New York City NY), 5 Jan 1784,
    "Cary Dunn, Gold and Silver Smith, Begs leave to acquaint his friends and the public in general, that he is returned to this city from New Jersey, after a seven years exile—that he carries on his business as usual, at the old corner house, where he formerly lived, between the Fly Market and New-Dutch Church, No. 23 Crown-Street."
  • He was a partner in 1786-1792 with Cary Dunn in New York City NY as C. DUNN & SON. 28
  • He worked in 1793-1796 as a silversmith in New York City NY 28
  • New York City NY, 1 Feb 1796: witnessed the will of Samuel Johnson, silversmith.

Cary married Ann Atkinson on 1 Nov 1754 in Newport RI.

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